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Claire Denis, Nadav Lapid, Andr Tchin, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Walter Salles name for an finish to the bombings in Gaza, the institution of humanitarian corridors and the discharge of hostages

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A manifesto headed by Jewish filmmaker Nadav Lapid and that they assist names like Spanish Vctor Ericethe French Claire Denis, the Finnish Aki Kaurismaki, the Portuguese Pedro Costa or the Japanese Ryusuke Hamaguchi It calls for an finish to the bombings whereas demanding the opening of humanitarian corridors and the speedy launch of the Israeli hostages.

The textual content signed by a number of the most distinguished authors of latest cinema reads:

“The terrible violence of October 7 plunged Israelis and Palestinians into a new episode of carnage and cruelty. What is currently happening in Gaza is a massacre of extreme proportions, which is killing thousands of women and children and destroying the minimum conditions of survival of an entire people. We demand an immediate end to the bombings on Gaza, the establishment of humanitarian corridors and material resources demanded by all international organizations and the release of the hostages.”

And he continues: “This tragic situation was announced by the Israelis more than fifty years ago, as recalled in the text read in Paris on December 2 by the filmmaker Avi Mograbi: “Our proper to defend ourselves from extermination doesn’t give us any proper to oppress others. The occupation leads to overseas domination. Foreign domination generates resistance. Resistance results in repression. Repression results in terrorism and counterterrorism. The victims of terrorism are typically harmless individuals. Control over the occupied territories will flip us into murderers and murdered. Let’s go away the occupied territories now!”. This text was published in Haaretz in September 1967, co-signed by Shimon Tsabar, Haim Hanegbi, Rafi Zichroni, David Ehrenfeld, Uri Lifschitz, Ari Bober, Dan Omer, Moshe Machover, Schneour Sherman, Raif Elias, Eli Aminov, Yehuda Rozenstrauch.

The signing filmmakers are:

Nadav Lapid, Pedro Costa, Aki Kaurismaki, Wang Bing, Bla Tarr, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Victor Erice, Radu Jude, Abderrahmane Sissako, Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Walter Salles, Claire Denis, Robert Gudiguian, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Laurent Cantet, Claire Simon, Cdric Kahn , Andre Tchin, Corneliu Porumboiu, Jia Zhangke, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, Anand Patwardhan, Ira Sachs, Nobuhiro Suwa, Arthur Harari, Philippe Faucon, Patricia Mazuy, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Rithy Panh, Lav Diaz, Christian Petzold.